Remember When: Cardinal Gibbons High School was the Catholic school for colored students in St. Mary’s County

Cardinal Gibbons Institute, Ridge, Maryland was a Colored Catholic School in St. Mary’s County. The Cardinal Gibbons Institute was St. Mary’s County’s first high school built to educate Blacks. Located in Ridge, Maryland, it provided academic, vocational and religious instructions to black students from across the United States.- In May 1917, land was acquired for […]

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The historic black bars of St. Mary’s County, Md.: center of ballgames, entertainment, and mayhem now mostly vanished

The historic black bars of St. Mary’s County, Md.: center of ballgames, entertainment, and mayhem, now mostly vanished Sis’s Hideaway and Gateway Lounge were two black-owned bars on Leonardtown’s “Louse Alley”, a source of music, dancing, fun, and fights which began when blacks were not allowed in segregated bars and continued to flourish after integration. […]

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